Achnahaird Beach - United Kingdom, Scotland, Altandhu

Basic Details


24 / 7


.47 mi



Parking Available


3J6M+PF Ullapool, UK


Achnahaird Beach is a beautiful secluded beach located in Altandhu, United Kingdom. The beach stretches for about a mile and is known for its soft white sand and crystal-clear waters.


Achnahaird Beach has limited amenities, so visitors should plan their trip accordingly. However, there is a small parking lot nearby, bathroom access, and dogs are allowed on the beach.


activities available at the beach include swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, and hiking.


There is a small parking lot near the beach, which is free for visitors to use. However, it can get quite busy during peak season, so it is best to arrive early. Visitors can also park along the road leading up to the beach, but they should take care not to block any driveways or roads.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Achnahaird Beach is known for its stunning views of the Summer Isles, a group of small islands located off the coast of Scotland.


Attractions near Achnahaird Beach include the nearby village of Achiltibuie, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, as well as a number of hiking trails that lead through the nearby hills and mountains. Visitors can also explore the nearby Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of wildlife and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.


There are a few nearby restaurants that visitors can try, including the Altandhu Inn, which serves up traditional Scottish fare and has stunning views of the surrounding landscape. There is also the Am Fuaran Bar and Bistro, which serves up a variety of dishes and has a great selection of drinks.


There are several nearby hotels that visitors can choose from, including the Summer Isles Hotel, which is located just a short distance from the beach and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Another great option is the Lochinver Guesthouse, which is located in nearby Lochinver and offers comfortable accommodations at an affordable price.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 83/100

Achnahaird Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, Achnahaird Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Achnahaird Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Achnahaird Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Achnahaird Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Achnahaird Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Achnahaird Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Achnahaird Beach is a good place to Snorkeling

Achnahaird Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Yes, bring your dog with you to Achnahaird Beach!

Achnahaird Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.